Originally Posted by matteos
Yeah except I just sold my WDTV live because it didn't do any of the things I needed it to (no support of flac despite it saying so)...
I recently bought both a WD TV Play and a factory refurb WD TV Live for about the same price--the Play, while having a slightly nicer UI, is going back. I really like the Live a lot. Its Netflix player, while not having the snappiest browser navigation, has the stream information overlay that I posted a picture of a few posts back
; I really like being able to see what picture quality level I'm getting (is this a bad transfer or am I just stuck on a lousy encode?). It can also turn subtitles/captions on and off with a button on the remote (cycling through multiple subs if present). I wouldn't ever use it for streaming sound so no FLAC isn't a problem for me. It's the best video file streaming device that I have, able to handle anything I've thrown at it, which the Play was not. Four years back I was using a desktop which wasn't fast enough to play 1080p video files, so I was streaming them via DLNA to my PS3. I took a bunch of MKVs with DTS sound, which the PS3 couldn't handle via DLNA, and converted them using mkv2vob into .mpg files with 2 channel PCM which, when output by the PS3, hit the AVR as DTS. The files have been unplayable on anything other than the PS3 until now; the Live plays them properly. If it had an Amazon player it'd be nearly perfect